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Warning to householders after cold-calling in Thetford

Warning to householders after cold-calling in Thetford

0 on January 30, 2015, 2:40 pm

Norfolk Trading Standards and Norfolk Police are warning residents to be on their guard following a number of cold calling incidents in the Thetford area this week. On Wednesday, several householders were approached on their doorsteps by a group of men offering to undertake hard landscaping work such as driveways and fencing. The callers had persuaded a number of residents […]

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Childrens colouring competition winner by Kiki Ratty, aged ten from Kent

Outstanding Entries Wow Judges in Year of the Horse Competition

0 on January 30, 2015, 9:47 am

From competition horses to companions, polo ponies to prize pets, mythical mares to mustangs and warmbloods to working horses – every type, breed, size, colour and use was accounted for in entries to World Horse Welfare’s 2014 Year of the Horse Competition. Entrants were asked to celebrate the majesty of horses in categories including poetry and painting and drawing as […]

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Breckland Weekly crime summary 21st to 28th January

Breckland Weekly crime summary 21st to 28th January

0 on January 30, 2015, 7:28 am

Message from Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley We have seen an increase in incidents of heating oil theft from both farm premises and domestic dwellings. Incidents have occurred in North, South, and West Norfolk last week. There have not been any reported incidents in the Breckland area as yet. All heating oil users are encouraged to review their tank security and […]

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A special ‘out-back’ delivery for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at NNUH

A special ‘out-back’ delivery for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at NNUH

0 on January 30, 2015, 7:14 am

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s KNIT4NICU campaign has not only inspired the Norfolk’s dedicated knitters, but now also those in the Southern Hemisphere too! The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can receive babies from all across the region and now has taken delivery of beautifully knitted hats from the land down under! Mrs Douglas, of Queensland, Australia, had read […]

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Gritter lory being loaded ready

New gritting route added to Norfolk’s network thanks to partnership working

0 on January 30, 2015, 7:05 am

A new route has been added to the gritting network thanks to partnership working between three local parish councils and Norfolk County Council. New Road which runs between Ashwellthorpe and Tacolneston has become an increasingly busy road used by both members of these local communities as well as road users from other areas of the county travelling to and from […]

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Monday Movies at Caley’s Cocoa Café, Monday 2nd February

Monday Movies at Caley’s Cocoa Café, Monday 2nd February

0 on January 28, 2015, 4:41 pm

Monday Movies returns to Caley’s Cocoa Café next week, giving customers the opportunity to enjoy archive film alongside their hot chocolate as part of the monthly screening event. Caley’s Cocoa Café, based in The Guildhall, was last year taken on by Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART), helping to keep alive another well-loved Norwich heritage brand following the Trust’s […]

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Extra help and advice on offer at Norfolk libraries for people living with dementia

Extra help and advice on offer at Norfolk libraries for people living with dementia

0 on January 28, 2015, 4:23 pm

Extra support for people, carers and families living with dementia will be available in Norfolk libraries from next week. Hundreds of new books offering information and advice and recommended by health experts, as well as people with experience of living with dementia, will be free for people to borrow from Norfolk County Council’s Library and Information Service from Monday 2nd […]

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King’s Lynn Library & New Anglia Growth Hub helping growing businesses in West Norfolk

King’s Lynn Library & New Anglia Growth Hub helping growing businesses in West Norfolk

0 on January 28, 2015, 3:49 pm

The New Anglia Growth Hub, which provides free face-to-face business support, is pleased to co-host an event with King’s Lynn Library for business owners seeking advice and resources to help their businesses grow. The event is free and takes place in the library on the 3rd March 2015 from 10:00am – 12pm, with teas and coffees provided. Business owners are […]

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Breckland

Breckland Planning Applications Weekending 27th January 2015

0 on January 28, 2015, 3:45 pm

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 27th January 2015 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application […]

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Wanted: People Who Make A Difference to join Friends of NNUH

Wanted: People Who Make A Difference to join Friends of NNUH

0 on January 28, 2015, 8:01 am

A hospital charity is seeking new Trustees so that it can expand and help even more patients and families. The Friends of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a group of volunteers who fundraise on behalf of the hospital. The money raised is distributed in grants to departments and wards for specific items that will help to improve the […]

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‘Our Day Out’; caring for carers in Breckland too

‘Our Day Out’; caring for carers in Breckland too

0 on January 28, 2015, 7:57 am

A new Breckland Council initiative has been announced that will support the aims of Norfolk Dementia Friendly Day and address an area frequently overlooked under current provision, the needs of those who care for people with dementia. It is estimated that there are about 670,000* people in the UK acting as primary carers for people with dementia and, with an […]

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Proud day as Norfolk Record Office awarded national quality standard

Proud day as Norfolk Record Office awarded national quality standard

0 on January 27, 2015, 6:02 am

The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) has joined world renowned collections such as National Records of Scotland and London Metropolitan Archives by being awarded the coveted Archive Service Accreditation making it the only accredited archive in Norfolk. The UK wide quality standard, awarded by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee representing the entire archive sector, recognises good performance in all areas […]

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Better Broadband for Norfolk programme answers county’s need for speed as multimillion pound extension announced

Better Broadband for Norfolk programme answers county’s need for speed as multimillion pound extension announced

0 on January 27, 2015, 2:00 am

Even more homes and businesses in Norfolk will benefit from access to faster broadband as the successful Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) programme is set for a multimillion pound extension. It was announced today (Tuesday, 27 January) that a £17.9 million deal has been signed by Norfolk County Council and BT for a further major increase in the extensive network […]

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Pictured are Members of UK Youth Parliament from the East of England – Toby Jeffery (Suffolk), Emily Fox (Norfolk),
Jaymey McIvor (Essex), Chloe Hunt (Norfolk), Emily Fisher (Peterborough) and Annie Baldwin (Norfolk) – 
with Rt Hon Baroness Hayman, Baroness Howarth of Breckland and Eleanor Laing MP. © UK Parliament/Roger Harris

Norfolk members of UK Youth Parliament commemorate 750th anniversary of Montfort’s Parliament

0 on January 26, 2015, 2:28 pm

On Thursday 22 January, UK Parliament hosted a special event in the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the parliament called by Simon De Montfort, which met from January to mid-March 1265. Forty Members from both Houses of Parliament, representing the whole of the UK, as well as their respective representatives from the UK Youth […]

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Motorists reminded – “ignore your mobile . . . why wouldn’t you?”

Motorists reminded – “ignore your mobile . . . why wouldn’t you?”

0 on January 26, 2015, 2:12 pm

Don’t be surprised to see a big flashing mobile phone cropping up on Norfolk’s roads from this week. It is part of the latest enforcement and promotional campaign being run by the Think! Norfolk road safety partnership to remind drivers that using a mobile when behind the wheel is one of the biggest causes of accidents and fatalities on our […]

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